Fernie Alpine Resort - RCR

Posted by on April 30, 2013

 What does a day shooting at Fernie Alpine Resort look like? Well if you're lucky enough to get a bluebird, it looks a little something like this! 

I'd been in communication with RCR (Resorts of the Canadian Rockies) for a few weeks of trying to get to Fernie for a photoshoot, but with storm after storm I was stuck in Montana - being stuck in Montana, specifically Whitefish Montana when its storming is not a bad thing! But conditions were not ideal for photographing, and I'm sure glad I waited it out for this picture perfect blue sky. From the top of the new Polar Peak chair we could see endless peaks, hooray for above alpine skiing! Our 9-4pm day on the slopes consisted of 3 full runs top to bottom, with smaller runs connecting chairlifts and such... welcome to a day of photographing vs. skiing! No complaining here, just exposing you to the fact that a photographing day is very different from a typical day of skiing. Photo days are very thought out and each run is dissected into "different shots." Fernie was bursting at the seems with photographing opportunities so we would stop constantly scouting lines and photo opps, set up, shoot and repeat a few times each run. We encountered some lighting issues only once, and that's because we ventured into the trees for a little "jib" on the mountain bike features, after some trial and error we were able to work things out and get a few great shots.

The day was filled with blue skies, "almost" goggle tans, power pockets, chutes, adventures in the trees, tons of photo opportunities and believe me we took them welcoming, and of course some Apres talk & brews. Success in photo world indeed!

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